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Rick Larsen, Sutherland Institute

RICK LARSEN, GARAGE BAND GUITARIST & CEO OF SUTHERLAND INSTITUTE

Rick Larsen, is a self-described conservative and a “one-time garage band guitar player.” Rick is also the CEO of Sutherland Institute, the “conservative, non-partisan think tank” that is named after George Sutherland, the first Utahn to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before joining Sutherland Institute, Rick raised millions of dollars for United Way of Salt Lake and was President & CMO of Operation Kids Foundation. Pragmatic and compassionate, Rick is a leader in our community with a big heart who believes “the world needs educated and open minds.”

We are fortunate to have this lover of Abraham Lincoln and classic rock as a leader in our community. It all started just over three years ago when Rick was raising money for the United Way. He visited the Reagan Ranch with Sutherland Institute and felt inspired and moved to help bring people together. Less than a year later, he was named president!

This podcast with Rick provides a glimpse of an inspiring leader who is “committed to building bridges through civil dialogue” in a very polarized world!